Monthly Archive: October 2015

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– The Pretenders – In Concert From Montreux 1987 – RTS-Swiss Radio July 7, 1987 – Keeping up the festive weekend with a concert by The Pretenders from Montreux in 1987. In the middle of the then-controversial Get Close Tour, this version of the Pretenders featured a different lineup than...

Houdini’s Last Seance – October 31, 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Houdini’s Last Seance – October 31, 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – Houdini’s Last Seance – October 31, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Houdini was, according to legend, the greatest escape artist of all time. He was known all over the world for his stunts, death-defying acts and seemingly impossible escapes. So when he died of Peritonitis...

Dr. John – Live At Mardis Gras 1975 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Dr. John – Live At Mardis Gras 1975 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– Dr. John Live At Mardis Gras 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Heading into the weekend, and Halloween to boot – sounds like a good time to get into some Dr. John. Maybe not Halloween, but a rockin’ good time at Mardis Gras in New Orleans – with...

Molotov At The UN – October 29, 1946

Molotov At The UN – October 29, 1946

– V.M. Molotov – Address to United Nations – October 29, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This one is for students of The Cold War period and those well-versed in Russian. The Post World War 2 period has always been the most interesting for me, because it signified...

A Crown With Conditions – October 30, 1975

A Crown With Conditions – October 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 30th, 40 years ago had much to do with transitions of power in a long-running dictatorship. General Francisco Franco, who had authoritarian rule in Spain from 1938 was now too ill to...